I have just finished reading Shelly Laurenston’s new book, “Big Bad Beast”. Why that title? I am still unclear as to who or what the “Beast” was. Don’t get me wrong, I really loved this story. But the title could have been better.
The wonderful thing about Shelly Laurenston’s books are that they have keep you glued to the pages. This book is no different! The action was imaginative, plentiful, and pretty graphic. Once the lovin’ started, it was imaginative, plentiful and pretty graphic. I even laughed out loud at times.
Dee-Ann Smith and Ulrich Van-Holtz’s relationship was enjoyable to see play out. Dee-Ann is this tough-as-nails, kick butt and kill soldier-type woman that doesn’t take Ric seriously, whereas he has been in love with her ever since he first met her when he was 6-years-old.
Although both are wolf shapeshifters, they are as different as night and day. Throughout the story, Ric is by turns flirtatious, teasing and for the most part, pretty relaxed and laid back, unless the situation warrants something different. Dee-Ann, on the other hands, revels in the violence, fighting and killing that is her job and life. She is quick to fight and has very little patience of what she considers annoying people and situations. Her one-liners are quite funny and on occasion she does show some kindness.
When Dee-Ann and Ric get together, it’s quite intense and shows you how fiercely Ric loves her and how she comes to realize how fiercely she loves him. And when their friends and families are threatened, they show how fierce they really are to defend those they love.
I read this book in one sitting. If you like Shelly Laurenston’s shapeshifter novels, you will thoroughly enjoy this one! It’s a keeper!